What Does America’s Coronavirus Response Look Like Abroad?

Yesterday Katie and I went downtown. We ran some necessary errands, and had a nice lunch in a cafe. Few people here are wearing masks, with the exception of food service workers that are required to. Most people are practicing social distancing. There are hand sanitizer stations everywhere, and people are using them. All cashiers are behind plexiglass screens. Life is more or less normal.

The situation in Finland in brief

  • Reported cases in total: 7,483 (+ 17*)
  • Tested samples in total approximately 380,800 (+ approx. 13,400*)
    * Change from previous day. In total, 17 cases have been reported to the register, of which 16 are new and recent cases reported during the previous two weeks. Also see below for information on Reporting of data.
  • A total of 331 (+ 2**) deaths associated with the disease have been reported.
  • The number of people in hospital care in Finland is 6 (- 2**)
  • The number of patients in intensive care in Finland is 1 (+ 1**)
    * The figures from Monday, August 3, have been specified and updated on Tuesday, August 3. The numbers in parentheses illustrate the change from 31 July. Hospital districts report the numbers for patients in hospital care and deaths associated with the disease.
  • In relation to Finland’s total population (5,543,233), the prevalence of cases is 135 cases per 100,000 people.
  • During the most recent seven-day monitoring period (26 July–1 August), 69 new cases were diagnosed. The incidence of new cases in relation to the population was 1.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. During the previous monitoring period (19–25 July), the corresponding figures were 50 new cases, with an incidence of 0.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
    • Reporting delays can affect the numbers stated for the most recent monitoring period. It is therefore not possible to draw any certain conclusions on the increase or decrease of cases on the basis of the most recent monitoring period.
  • Virus testing currently has a capacity of over 13,000 tests per day.
  • An estimated 6,950 people have recovered, which is over 90% of reported cases. The estimate is based on the follow-up of the observed cases over a period of three weeks (21 days). A person is considered to have recovered, when they do not have any follow-up data related to the progress of the illness after 3 weeks have passed from diagnosis. The estimate is updated once a week on Wednesdays, the estimate has been updated on 29 July.

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